Forrest Place is managed and owned by The City of Perth. Should you wish to host a public event at Forrest Place, please call the events booking line on 08 9461 3368 for more information.
Forrest Place is one of the largest individual land holdings and most significant public squares in the Perth CBD. It has been the location for many key events throughout Western Australia’s history.
Forrest Place was redeveloped in 2014, cementing its position as Perth’s primary civic square. Forrest Place is fronted on the west side by magnificent heritage buildings of significant scale and to the north, Perth Train Station, which is also a heritage frontage. These buildings provide a window into Perth’s history and a wonderful backdrop for the public space between.
Purpose built lounges and al fresco public spaces provide an area in which to sit and relax creating a destination for city workers and visitors alike. There is a large event program in the space including Christmas festivities, school holiday programs, Twilight Hawkers Market and a number of external events, all of which draw thousands of people to Perth’s CBD.
Forrest Place is home to several permanent installations including Grow Your Own (2011) by James Angus and Water Labyrinth (2012), the first permanent water sculpture by international artist Jeppe Hein.
See below for current events and more.
TWILIGHT HAWKERS MARKET AND PERTH HOME GROWN MARKETS
The Twilight Hawkers Market is back for Summer 2018/19. Every Friday until March 29, 2019 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm enjoy the tastiest street from around the globe in the heart of Perth. Meet with friends after work, grab a bite to eat pre-show or bring the family into town to enjoy the ambience of this wonderful market serving up authentic, delicious street food with live local music to add to the atmosphere.
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Perth Home Grown Markets are held in the centre of Perth CBD at Forrest Place every Sunday from 11am – 4pm.
Spend a relaxing morning at the City’s sustainable living market filled with specialty baked goods, unique handmade gifts, homewares and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Head into the city this Sunday to check out the markets for yourself and wander the many stalls on Murray Street Mall- we know you’ll be pleasantly surprised.